If you’re planning to spend more quality time with your loved one, celebrate a special anniversary, or perhaps pop the question in 2017, then this comprehensive list of couples retreats is designed especially for you. From secluded hideaways in the country to intimate beachside getaways, cabins with heart-warming open fires to luxury island escapes, this is our hand-picked collection of the Top 50 Romantic Getaways in Australia in 2017.
Each of these gorgeous retreats is a picture of luxury and indulgence. You won’t find any boring city hotels in this list – instead we have chosen intimate retreats in picturesque regional locations around Australia, allowing you to escape the daily grind and truly relax. Each retreat is also self-contained, which means that you won’t even need to leave the house during your getaway.
1. Clifftop at Hepburn | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Perched on a clifftop and surrounded by lush native bush, each of the three architect-designed villas at Clifftop at Hepburn offers luxury, indulgence and a dash of quirk. If you want the ultimate in relaxation, choose the Serenity villa which boasts the world’s best massage chair. Read more.
2. Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat | Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW
Nestled in pristine rainforest between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is designed especially for couples. There are five different styles of bungalows, all set discreetly apart from each other for the utmost privacy. Read more.
3. The Frames | Riverland, SA
The Frames boasts three stunning clifftop retreats overlooking the tranquil waters of the River Murray in South Australia. Architect-designed to ensure privacy, each of these luxury villas features an outdoor area, swimming pool & spa. Read more.
4. Glass on Glasshouse | Sunshine Coast, QLD
Boasting stunning mountain views, Glass on Glasshouse consists of three contemporary villas perfectly located in the scenic Sunshine Coast Hinterland. Enjoy the abundant wildlife & lush surrounds through the floor to ceiling windows. Read more.
5. The Buckland Luxury Retreat | High Country, VIC
Located near Bright in the picturesque High Country of Victoria, The Buckland Luxury Retreat has been designed exclusively for couples. Each of the five luxurious studios has a private deck with panoramic mountain and valley views. Read more.
6. Cedars Mount View | Hunter Valley, NSW
Cedars Mount View is set in the heart of the renowned Hunter Valley Wine Region and is surrounded by world class wineries. With expansive mountain views, each ultra-private villa boasts a fireplace and romantic two-person spa bath. Read more.
7. Pike River Luxury Villas | Riverland, SA
Sustainable, eco-friendly and totally luxurious, Pike River Luxury Villas offer an indulgent Riverland experience. Take in the stunning sunset views over the Pike & Murray Rivers whilst enjoying a glass of local wine in the sunken spa bath on your private deck. Read more.
8. Botanica Editions | Yarra Valley, VIC
The two gorgeous self-contained homes at Botantica Editions in the Yarra Valley of Victoria are designed to offer couples a rejuvenating and sensory escape. Set against the backdrop of Mt Riddell and Mt Toolebewong, this is a place to unplug, breathe & immerse in the beauty of nature. Read more.
9. Rocky Hills Retreat | East Coast, TAS
Surrounded by native Australian bush, the multi-award winning Rocky Hills Retreat is a deluxe boutique getaway on Tasmania’s East Coast. Enjoy the stunning surrounds through floor to ceiling windows or from the gorgeous Huon pine bath tub outside on the deck. Read more.
10. Cottonwood Cottage | Mid-North Coast, NSW
Set on 61 private acres in the beautiful Gleniffer Valley on the mid-north coast of NSW, Cottonwood Cottage is the quintessential romantic cottage for two. With gorgeous Hamptons-style interiors and exceptional attention to detail, this is a truly special place to relax and unwind. Read more.
11. Topham House | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Boasting exquisite interiors, Topham House is an architect-designed villa that is located only a short walk from Lake Daylesford. Offering exceptional privacy, the highlight of this beautiful couples retreat is the free-standing bath tub in front of the stone gas fireplace. Read more.
12. Blue Peter Beach House | Lord Howe Island, NSW
Lord Howe Island is only a short flight from mainland Australia but feels like a world away from the stresses of daily life. The newly renovated Blue Peter Beach House ensures that you and your partner can enjoy this island paradise in self-contained comfort & style. Read more.
13. Elevated Plains Retreat 3 | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Elevated Plains Retreat 3 features a modern open-plan interior with panoramic views toward Daylesford & Hepburn Springs. The double-sided open fire warms both the living area and the bathroom that boasts a beautiful free-standing bathtub. Read more.
14. Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate | Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Perched over a lake and surrounded by vineyards, the Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate are an oasis of luxury and tranquility. These beautiful self-contained villas make the perfect base for exploring the Mornington Peninsula. Read more.
15. Hepburn Spa Pavilion Saffron 2 | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Located on the edge of Wombat State Forest, Saffron 2 at Hepburn Spa Pavilions features stunning light-filled living spaces and elegant interior design. It’s also close to the mineral springs and bathhouses that Spa Country is famous for. Read more.
16. The Peninsula Experience – The Boat House | Southern Tasmania, TAS
The Boat House is one of only two properties located on a private peninsula in Southern Tasmania. At this exclusive couples hideaway you can explore 250 acres of wilderness, wildlife and surrounding waterfront before relaxing in the sunken hot tub on the deck. Read more.
17. White Gates Cottage | Dandenong Ranges, VIC
Tucked away in the lush Dandenong Ranges, this exquisite little cottage is designed just for two. When you’re done exploring the charming villages nearby, you can snuggle in front of the gas log fire or in the free-standing bath tub with a view. Read more.
18. The Villas of Byron | Byron Bay, NSW
Set in lush tropical surrounds and only moments to the beach, the Villas of Byron are tranquil havens of relaxation and romance. Each of the five self contained villas offer complete privacy and come with their own beautiful garden and swimming pool. Read more.
19. Tussie Mussie Vineyard Cottage | Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Set within the 27 private acres of Tussie Mussie Vineyard, the luxurious Vineyard Cottage is a little bit of Provence on the Mornington Peninsula. This idyllic cottage offers wonderful vineyard views that can be enjoyed from the comfort of the outdoor terrace & dining table. Read more.
20. The Blackwood Sassafras | Dandenong Ranges, VIC
The Blackwood Sassafras is a luxury mountain hideaway located in the heart of Sassafras village in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. This elegant one bedroom villa combines gorgeous classical interiors with state of the art technology. Read more.
21. Springs Spa Villa| Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Architecturally designed and offering fantastic views over Doctor’s Gully, Springs Spa Villa is located in the heart of Hepburn Springs. Aside from the stunning views, the spa bath in the bedroom is definitely a highlight. Read more.
22. Coastal Pods | Northern Tasmania, TAS
The Coastal Pods in Wynyard offer a unique take on self-contained accommodation. Up-cycled from decommissioned shipping containers, these light-filled luxury pods offer a delightful waterfront sanctuary on the banks of the Inglis River in North West Tasmania. Read more.
23. Baynton Cottage | Southern Highlands, NSW
Baynton Cottage is a luxurious Southern Highlands retreat only a one hour drive from Sydney Airport. With contemporary interiors, rolling green lawns, superb formal gardens and swimming pool, this is an indulgent and romantic countryside escape. Read more.
24. Mountain Element Retreat | Dandenong Ranges, VIC
Surrounded by the tranquil treetops of the Dandenong Ranges, Mountain Element Retreat is a place to relax and unwind. Delight in the stunning forest views and the abundant wildlife, or discover a host of quaint mountain villages nearby. Read more.
25. Red Earth Clay | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Featuring a peaceful location and charming countryside views, Red Earth Clay in Daylesford has been designed to revive the weary and stressed. This cute cottage boasts a two-person spa bath and a wonderful double-sided fireplace to warm both the living area & bedroom. Read more.
26. Toraja Luxury | Byron Bay & Surrounds, NSW
Set in the beautiful Byron Bay hinterland, Toraja Luxury promises relaxation, privacy and comfort. The elegant living area features a roaring open fire and opens out to a deck with stunning panoramic views out to the ocean. Read more.
27. Aria | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
With a secluded bush setting and a double sunken spa bath, Aria in Victoria’s Spa Country is an ideal romantic hideaway. Located on an eight acre property surrounded by wildlife and bush views, Aria is only a two minute drive to Daylesford’s main street. Read more.
28. East Bedarra Island Retreat | Cairns & Barrier Reef, QLD
East Bedarra Island Retreat is a private luxury beach villa on Australia’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef. This gorgeous island escape features a sprawling deck with panoramic views of the sea, a swimming cove, and a private rock pool. Read more.
29. Interlude | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Interlude is an award winning, architect-designed holiday home on the edge of Daylesford. Take in the lush bush surrounds from the contemporary, light-filled living areas, or while enjoying a glass of local wine in the sunken spa bath on the deck. Read more.
30. Avalon City Retreat | Hobart, TAS
Offering breathtaking views over Salamanca & the waterfront, Avalon City Retreat is an award-winning penthouse apartment in Hobart. This modular designed ‘Omnipod’ is perched on top of an office building, and offers a stylish rooftop sanctuary. Read more.
31. SummerHills Retreat | Byron Bay, NSW
Only minutes from stunning beaches, SummerHills Retreat is a beautiful hilltop retreat in the hinterland of Byron Bay. This private luxury sanctuary offers five self contained villas and lodges, each with its own spa bath and superb mountain and forest views. Read more.
32. Mount Olive | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Mount Olive is a glamorous holiday home set in peaceful surrounds in Daylesford. With views that extend along Doctor’s Gully, this chic hideaway boasts beautifully styled interiors and a living area with a wonderful roaring open fire. Read more.
33. Thalia Haven | East Coast, TAS
Set on a private wooded peninsula surrounded by the crystal blue waters of Great Oyster Bay, Thalia Haven’s location is both wild and dramatic. The buildings are made from gorgeous East Coast stone, and you can enjoy an indulgent seaside bath while taking in the views on the outside deck. Read more.
34. Amala Luxury Villa | Byron Bay, NSW
Designed to cocoon you in complete luxury and seclusion, Amala Luxury Villa is an indulgent couples retreat in beautiful Byron Bay. Featuring a private heated swimming pool, this Indonesian-inspired retreat is all about rest & relaxation. Read more.
35. Casa La Vina | Hunter Valley, NSW
Casa La Vina is an intimate and unique couples escape in the heart of the Hunter Valley wine region. Close to concert venues, wineries and restaurants, each of the three villas has a rustic, south west inspired decor, and two feature large outdoor spa baths. Read more.
36. Cinque | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Cinque is a contemporary, open-plan holiday home in the township of Hepburn Springs. Featuring an ultra modern decor, this sophisticated retreat also boasts a large covered deck with a sunken jacuzzi that has views across the treetops. Read more.
37. Eumarella Shores Noosa Lake Retreat | Noosa, QLD
Featuring an absolute lakefront location only minutes from the best of Noosa, Eumarella Shores Lakeside Retreat offers a selection of self-contained cottages and lake houses. Each offers private lake access and romantic wood burning fires on chilly evenings. Read more.
38. Breakneck Gorge Retreat | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Breakneck Gorge Retreat is a stylish warehouse-style holiday home with soaring ceilings and a mezzanine level for a bedroom. This secluded retreat features an indulgent spa bath with glass bi-fold doors that open to stunning views of Mt Franklin and beyond. Read more.
39. Bedarra Island Villa | Cairns & Barrier Reef, QLD
Bedarra Island Villa is an idyllic island escape with an absolute beachfront location in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. This private haven boasts contemporary interiors, a gorgeous outdoor bath and breathtaking views of the sea and neighbouring islands. Read more.
40. Valleyfield Escape | Hunter Valley, NSW
Nestled in the Hunter Valley, just outside the small village of Wollembi, Valleyfield Escape offers tranquillity that few others can match. This beautifully appointed villa is set in bush surrounds with an abundance of native wildlife to discover. Read more.
41. Harts Lane Haus | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
One of the few remaining Welsh cottages in the Daylesford region, Harts Lane Haus has been extensively remodelled and restyled with a gorgeous, eclectic style. This stylish holiday home offers panoramic views over Daylesford township and surrounds. Read more.
42. Shambhala Rainforest Retreat | Port Douglas & The Daintree, QLD
Shambhala Rainforest Retreat is a beautiful luxury villa on the edge of the Daintree Rainforest National Park. Set amidst 16 acres of pristine rainforest only 20 minutes from Port Douglas, Shambhala has a wonderfully relaxed tropical vibe. Read more.
43. Barossa Pavilions | Barossa Valley, SA
The Barossa Pavilions are set on a stunning 75 acre hillside overlooking the beautiful Barossa Valley. Each of the six free-standing, architect-designed villas offer panoramic rural views and make the perfect base for discovering the food and wine that this region is renowned for. Read more.
44. Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse | Mid-North Coast, NSW
Set at the base of a historic lighthouse and with sweeping ocean views, the Head Keepers Cottage at Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse is truly a one-of-a-kind getaway. Here you can enjoy ever changing ocean views and the unspoilt natural beauty that Seal Rocks is famous for. Read more.
45. Misty Mountains Tropical Rainforest Retreat | Cairns & Barrier Reef, QLD
Misty Mountains Tropical Rainforest Retreat is located south of Cairns where World Heritage listed rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. This luxury villa features a lagoon style pool, a gazebo with daybed and a separate party lounge with cheeky dance pole. Read more.
46. Twilight Cottage | Dandenong Ranges, VIC
Twilight Cottage is a special little couples escape nestled in Melbourne’s lush Dandenong Ranges. Here you can relax in front of the wood fire, luxuriate in the spa bath, or perhaps listen to the tinkling stream from the courtyard. Read more.
47. Lithia Grove | Daylesford & Surrounds, VIC
Located only five kilometres from Hepburn Springs, Lithia Grove is a bespoke mud-brick masterpiece with majestic countryside views. Set over two levels, the house features a master bedroom on the mezzanine level and a wonderful tear drop shaped fireplace in the living area. Read more.
48. Mclaren Eye | McLaren Vale, SA
Sat upon a hillside in Kangarilla, Mclaren Eye boasts sweeping views from every angle – especially the indulgent free standing bathtub in the master bathroom. It’s also only moments away from some of Mclaren Vale’s finest restaurants and wineries. Read more.
49. Lagoon 101 | Whitsunday Islands, QLD
Lagoon 101 is located directly opposite the beach on the exclusive Hamilton Island in Queensland’s Whitsunday region. From the balcony you can take in the breathtaking views of Catseye Bay… one of the best views on the island! Read more.
50. Chandeliers on Abbey | Margaret River & South West, WA
Set in the beautiful wine region of the Margaret River, Chandeliers on Abbey consists of three self-contained chalets that are designed for romance. Each chalet offers a private deck with sun lounges, a spa bath, and wonderful forest views. Read more.
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